View Full Version : Fasting to get rid of cravings?
04-06-2008, 11:40 PM
For a while I've been pondering the idea of going on a fast. The idea appeals to me for several reasons: 1) I'll be cleasing my body 2) I'll lose weight 3 I've also heard that it can help you get rid of your cravings. Is number 3 true? Well, I suppose it depends on who you are but I'm strongly considering it. I ate some cooked food last night and I'm not happy about it. I really just want to get over this hump and live my life without worrying about going back to cooked. I heard random statements on this site about fasts helping people quit smoking, quit drinking, etc. Could it help me "quit" cooked food? I admit that I'm an addict and even though I've "only" had two slips in over two weeks, I still feel kind of out of control again. I guess I really just need some support. What do you think I should do?
Thank you and God bless :)
04-07-2008, 01:03 AM
Yes... yes ... and yes... to all the questions you asked.
the deal is though rawSinger... it will help you -- but then the challenge becomes a 'mental one'. The craving that was in your body is gone.. but the memory of the taste or how you felt eating this or that -- or drinking -- or smoking... that's where the battle must be won... in the mind.
It's actually (surprisingly) easy to overcome the physical addictions ... fasting is a sure fire way to cleanse yourself right down to the cellular level.
but the challenge will come... you will be faced with that moment when you will have to decide... eat it or walk away. Personally (I read your blog) and I think you're doing fantastic. I love your positive attitude and how you are simply going forward and not slipping away because you had some cooked food... cuz really -- no big deal... you just keep on keepin on!
That's the right attitude to have! This LIFEstyle has to be about fun rawSinger... it has to be DO'able, managable, and it's not about DEPRIVING yourself of anything... if it feels like deprivation.. then step back and rethink this... because truly ... this LIFEstyle is an adventure in fun!
I think you're doing great! but if you choose to fast... you got my support!!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/th357582627l0ng1ru-11.gif ... RAWK on!
04-07-2008, 02:32 PM
I'd say do green smoothies before a fast. But that's me. I'm partial to green myself :D
04-07-2008, 05:09 PM
Actually, iamacranberry: I do have an eating disorder called Binge Eating Disorder. I thought that I could possible free myself from the cravings and urges for cooked food by doing a fast. I've been 100% raw for two weeks except for two slips. The way I see it, doing a fast could either be great or be a complete disaster so perhaps I will wait on that.
Thank you all for your suggestions!
I think waiting is a good idea. Fasting will not be the cure all to never desiring cooked food again. I have done short and long-term fasts and there are still things that I would like to eat that are sad. For me it is a mental thing but it involves a daily decision to choose otherwise. I think developing a healthy habbit of eating raw over time will help. You have heard it said that it takes a good 6 weeks to develop new habbits - give it time and soon you will start to crave healthy raw food over the dead sad food. It will really be more like second nature as you won't even consider it an option.
When I fast that is what I desire and think of first. Actually I am fasting right now and am thinking that my first meal will be a beautiful garden salad.
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